Alder

Alder

Trade Name

Alder

Similar Woods

American Red Alder Hard Maple

Origin

Europe, Asia

Range

Europe, Siberia, North Africa. Prefers loose, deep and moist clay soils, rich in nutrients. Frequently to be found along water courses and in river plains. Most logs bought for veneer or lumber production come from Eastern Europe.

Uses

For veneer; lumber; musical instruments, fruit crates, at present used as solid wood for furniture. Was considered to be an inferior wood not accepted by the furniture industry until the mid-nineties when it became fashionable.

Colour

Beige / Pink